Or Jorgensen Steel in
or St. Louis
or Kansas City
or Los Angeles
or maybe Yarde Metals in ......
I guess it depeneds on where you are.
Industrial metal supply has rounds like that they be as big a 3" thick
they can be reached at
818 8484439 [Call] they are located in Sun Valley California.
http://www.imsmetals.com/ Ed ke6bnl
This soundl like the best idea. I should have mentioned I'm in
Arkansas and I've tried in the past to get short pieces and can't find
any suppliers other than machine shops. Flame cut of plate we can get
even in Arkansas.
The trick is to use carbide tooling and an extremely deep cut, get under the
HAZ. I've not had much trouble using this approach. Many of my projects
begin with the torch ruffing metal to size. If there's a seriously jerky
sruface and slag, I use a 9" grinder to knock out the worst of it.
Sounds like you plan on chucking this up in a lathe. If you don't need
the accurate outside surface, go with hot rolled plate flame cut. Cold
rolled has a "skin" that is stressed more than the inside. Start cutting
on it and it will pull and warp. Not to mention the HR plate should be
quite a bit cheaper.
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